The Valleys

Things to see and do

Featured attractions
Guardian - Six BellsGuardian - Six BellsTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
Big Pit: National Coal MuseumBig Pit: National Coal MuseumTake a peek
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreParc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreTake a peek
Explorers Wanted

The Valleys has more than enough to fill the longest of weekend breaks!

It’s one of the many unexpected things about The Valleys. Did you know, for example, that we’re home to one of Europe’s biggest and best medieval castles (it’s smack in the middle of Caerphilly – you can’t miss it)? Or the scenic Brecon Mountain Railway a narrow-gauge railway where you get on in Merthyr Tydfil and get off in the heart of the Brecon Beacons? Or our very own World Heritage Site at Blaenavon, an equivalent of the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China?

All this together with numerous heritage sites, green country parks and great stories means that there is something new to explore each weekend!


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Trefil Rail Road

Trefil, Tredegar

The Trefil Rail Road was constructed in 1793 to carry limestone from the Trefil Quarries to the ironworks at Beaufort. A branch line was constructed ...

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St Elvan's Church, Aberdare

Church Street, Aberdare

St Elvan's Church was started in 1851 and completed in 1852. It has for many years been called 'The Cathedral of the Valleys', and its history is clo...

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Ogmore Valley Male Voice Choir

Canolvan Bethleham Centre, Commercial Street,

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7pm - 9pm Tel: 01656 870366 email:

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Rock UK Summit Cente

Rock UK Summit Centre, The Old Drift Mine, Trelewis, Treharris

Rock UK has reopened the Welsh Climbing Centre in Trelewis. They offer memberships and many activities for a range of ages and abilities

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Tommy Cooper Statue

The Tywn, Caerphilly,

To commemorate the life of a much loved comedian a 9ft bronze statue was commissioned by the Tommy Cooper society.

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Caerphilly Farmers Market

Tywn Community Centre, Caerphilly,

Come and explore the quality Welsh food and product of the valleys on the second Saturday of every month! The market brings farmers from all over ...

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Garwnant Visitor Centre

Garwnant Visitor Centre, Cwmtaf

Explore over 400 acres of beautiful woodland. Experience our tranquil nature trails or thrilling kids' mountain bike course and enjoy fresh local pro...

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Bwlch Mountain

Bwlch Mountain Rd, A4061 ,

Milkyway Class A lay-by located on top of the Bwlch mountain the site provides uninterrupted views to the south, east and west. Directions - The si...

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Côr Meibion Dowlais Male Choir Rehearsals

Market Square Church, Three Salmon Street, Merthyr Tydfil,

Côr Meibion Dowlais Male Choir welcomes visitors to their rehearsals which take place at Market Square Church, Three Salmon Street, Merthyr Tydfil ev...

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Parc Cwm Darran

Deri, Nr Bargoed, Bargoed

Parc Cwm Darran, a peaceful country park tucked away from it all in the Daran Valley, two miles north of Bargoed. The visitor centre, open during the...

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